JURASSICA - Museum and botanical garden
"As my sister is a great enthusiast of flowers and everything to do with botany, I gave her an outing to Porrentruy for her birthday. It was the ideal time since it was spring. Naturally, we went to the botanical garden above the old town, near to the Jesuit Church. The irises were full bloom: a real festival of colours, shapes and varieties (apparently there are more than 180 different types). The park next to the garden is ideal for relaxing and watching the world. We continued our tour with a visit to the greenhouses next to the Science Museum. There are various climates inside, allowing all sorts of tropical flowers, orchids and cacti to thrive. A joy to behold."
Located in idyllic surroundings, the JURASSICA Museum traces the natural heritage of the Jura region. Its rich and varied collections include numerous marine fossils. The exhibition “Faune et flora locales” (local fauna and flora) is dedicated to the appreciation of biodiversity past and present and features, among other things, amazing displays of stuffed animals. A first-rate collection of minerals completes the offering. The JURASSICA Museum’s policy also includes special and temporary exhibitions, covering one or two novel themes every year.
Tuesday to Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and holidays, except for Christmas and New Year.
Adults : CHF 5.00
Senior citizens/students : CHF 3.00
Children (6 to 16) : Free
The botanical garden, one of the oldest in Switzerland, is home to an impressive range of roses, cacti and carnivorous plants. The botanical collections are presented in thematic greenhouses, recreating a range of distinct environments – variety guaranteed! The magnificent outdoor area comprises flower and herb gardens with typical plant species from the Jura region. In the springtime, the flowering Irises offer an experience of rare beauty that should not be missed.
Monday to Friday : 8 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (garden) / 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (greenhouses)